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Rick Brand

Rick Brand is a longtime Newsday reporter who writes about politics and government on Long Island.

Spin Cycle 5/25/15 Judge rejects town board member's lawsuit A state Supreme Court judge has rejected former Brookhaven Town Board member Steve Fiore-Rosenfeld's lawsuit
Spin Cycle 5/25/15 A one-time ally turns rival in Riverhead supervisor scrap Anthony Coates, who two years ago managed the campaign of Riverhead's Republican Supervisor Sean Walter,
Spin Cycle 5/25/15 SCCC board chair meets with other members on alleged ethics issue Suffolk County Community College trustee chairwoman Dafny Irizarry and her attorney met in executive session
Spin Cycle 5/20/15 Suffolk GOP interviews 3 willing county executive hopefuls After months of searching, Suffolk Republicans leaders finally screened three potential candidates willing to run
Spin Cycle 5/17/15 Flanagan first top state lawmaker from Suffolk since Duryea John Flanagan's ascent to State Senate Majority Leader makes the first time in more than
Spin Cycle 5/17/15 Final outcome: Assemb. Graf won't run against Lindsay for Suffolk Leg. Assemb. Al Graf, whom many Suffolk Republicans saw as their best bet for picking off